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We're looking for reports on tonight WWE Raw show in Saskatoon, tonight's NXT show in Orlando and tonight's ROH show in Pittsburgh to newstips@wrestlingobserver.com.

We'll be doing one poll this weekend, which will be for the Sunday ROH show in Chicago, so you can leave a thumbs up, thumbs down or thumbs in the middle along with a best and worst match to dave@wrestlingobserver.com.

ROH FROM PITTSBURGH TONIGHT (if you are a ringside member)

  • Kenny King vs. Punishment Martinez vs. Adam Page vs. Josh Woods vs. Kushida vs. Matt Taven and if someone pins King they can an immediate TV title match
  • Mark Briscoe vs. Hiromu Takahashi
  • Jay Lethal vs. Jay White
  • Chuckie T & Baretta vs. Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian
  • Minoru Suzuki vs. Silas Young
  • Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. War Machine non-title
  • Chris Sabin & Ales Shelley vs. Young Bucks vs. Vinny Marseglia & TK O'Ryan for ROH tag titles
  • Cody & Kenny Omega & Marty Scurll vs. Will Ospreay & Yoshi-Hashi & Toru Yano


  • Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tetsuya Naito in the A block finals


  • Nick Chasteen vs. Keoni Diggs
  • Cory Sandhagen vs. Randy Steinke
  • LaRue Burley vs. Maycon Mandonca
  • MacKenzie Dern vs. Mandy Polk
  • Joey Miolla vs. Vinicius Zani
  • Matthew Fincu vs. Curtis Millender


  • Esfinge & Drone vs. Raziel & Cancerbero
  • Angel de Oro & Niebla Roja & Stuka Jr. vs. Gran Guerrero & Rey Bucanero & Luciferno
  • Valiente vs. Pierroth
  • Marco Corleone & Diamante Azul & Kraneo vs. Rush & Ultimo Guerrero & Euforia
  • Leyenda de Plata elimination match: Caristico, Mistico, Volador Jr., Dragon Lee, Soberano Jr., Guerrero Maya Jr., Titan, The Panther, Mephisto, Cavernario, Negro Casas, Sanson, Forastero, Virus, Puma and Tiger

Saturday we'll be looking for reports from ROH in Columbus, OH and WWE in Regina, Saskatchewan to newstips@wrestlingobserver.com.

ROH FROM COLUMBUS, OHIO SATURDAY AT 4:30 P.M. (if you are a ringside member)

  • Sumie Sakai vs. Holidead
  • Josh Woods vs. Shane Taylor
  • Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley vs. Silas Young & Beer City Bruiser non-title
  • Jay Lethal vs. Hiromu Takahashi
  • Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian vs. Jay White & Jonathan Gresham
  • Minoru Suzuki & Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer vs. Will Ospreay & Toru Yano & Yoshi-Hashi
  • Kenny Omega & Young Bucks vs. Flip Gordon & Chuckie T & Baretta
  • Cody vs. Kushida for ROH title


  • Darby Allin vs. Jarek 1:20
  • Tracy Williams vs. Fred Yehi
  • Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Jake
  • Matt Riddle vs. Keith Lee for WWN title in a last man standing match


Frank Shamrock vs. Kazushi Sakuraba grappling match

Sunday we're looking for reports from WWE in Yakima, WA.


  • Keith Lee vs. Darby Allin
  • Matt Riddle vs. Fred Yehi
  • Zack Sabre Jr. Vs. Tracy Williams for the Evolve title


  • Silas Young & Beer City Bruiser vs. Chuckie T & Baretta
  • Toru Yano vs. Colt Cabana
  • Kushida & Cheeseburger vs. Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian
  • Jay Lethal & Mark Briscoe & Kenny King vs. Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.
  • Will Ospreay vs. Flip Gordon non-title
  • Marty Scurll vs. Hiromu Takahashi
  • Cody & Young Bucks & Hangman Page vs. Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley & Jay White & Jonathan Gresham
  • Kenny Omega vs. Yoshi-Hashi for U.S. title

Raw is Monday night in Portland, OR, with Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman in a cage match as the main event on Raw.

Smackdown and 205 Live will be on Tuesday from Seattle, with Dolph Ziggler vs. Bobby Roode.

FIGURE FOUR WEEKLY: Figure Four Weekly 10/9/2017: Recapping WWE Hell in a Cell 

With WWE having an annual pay-per-view built around multiple Hell in a Cell matches, it's only natural that they mostly just become standard matches that are surrounded by a roofed cage. But that wasn't the case at this year's PPV. Sunday night's show was bookended by two great Hell in a Cell matches where the structure was essential in telling the story that was going on in the ring.

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WRESTLING OBSERVER NEWSLETTER: October 16, 2017 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: WWE Hell in a Cell review, Tokyo Dome main event, more

A look at the WWE booking coming out of Hell in a Cell is the lead story in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Look at the business of the show, update on Neville, other changes on Raw this week, a look at the upcoming shows, as well as a look at match-by-match coverage of Hell in a Cell with business notes, star ratings and poll results.

Read about New Japan coming out of King of Pro Wrestling, the next shows on New Japan World, the direction it looks like things are going as well as match-by-match coverage of King of Pro Wrestling with star ratings, interest levels and poll results.

This issue contains updates on the Brock Lesnar contract situation, the Ric Flair 30 for 30 special and how there are two specials that night on wrestlers from the 80s and 90s, more on what happened with Jimmy Jacobs, update on Dwayne Johnson, the Vince McMahon movie, Conor McGregor and WWE, Ronda Rousey and WWE, Miz hosting a TV show, Nikki Bella Dancing with the Stars notes, weird coincidence of tragedies, Bret Hart talks Eric Bischoff, new WWE Network series, and UK ratings.

Coverage of UFC 216, the plight of Demetrious Johnson, the business notes on the show, some very surprising numbers, the direction things are going, plus poll results and match-by-match coverage, as well as pay for each of the fighters on the card, in this issue.

Read about the Santino Marella/Jim Cornette story, how it got started and everything thathappened this weekend between the two of them.

Have a look at summer business comparisons to see how WWE, ROH and Impact are doing as compared with the previous year in various categories.

Look at details on the ratings for all the national shows over the past week, including breakdown of who was watching all of the WWE shows.

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WON BACK ISSUE: September 18, 2000 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Raw/Nitro ratings war, NJPW vs. AJPW, more  

In what was the most significant, and closest Monday night ratings race so far this year, a heavily criticized edition of Nitro on 9/11 scored the highest rating for the show in its regular opposed format since 1/10 and the closest margin between the two shows since 12/20. Nitro finished with a 3.20 rating (3.47 first hour; 2.93 second hour) and a 4.8 share. Raw did a 5.90 rating (5.36 first hour; 6.38 second hour) and an 8.9 share.

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Brock Lesnar vs. Jinder Mahal, with neither championship at stake, is right now the planned main event for Survivor Series in Houston on 11/19.

UFC announced two more fights for the FOX special on 12/16 in Winnipeg, which will be Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas and Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Mike Perry. Aldo defeated Lamas in 2014 when he was featherweight champion. Dana White officially said that the 12/16 fight with Rafael dos Anjos vs. Robbie Lawler will determine the new opponent for welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.

UFC held a press conference today in Toronto with Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre to promote Madison Square Garden. Bisping accused GSP of doing steroids and of going on a vacation in the mountains to avoid testing. They then got heated after the press conference.

The CMLL Leyenda de Plata elimination match, which is traditionally among the best matches of the year for the promotion, main events Arena Mexico tonight. It should start between 10:45 p.m. and 11 p.m. Eastern. They've loaded the match up with good workers. It's everyone tags in, does their big stuff and tags out. The rules are pinfall or submission eliminations, going until there are two men left. The final two will headline next Friday for the tournament championship.

A first-ever match with Matt Riddle vs. Minoru Suzuki takes place on the 11/10 Revolution Pro Wrestling show in Walthamstow, England.


  • Notes on the Ric & Charlotte Flair book signing in Atlanta yesterday from WXIA-TV. (thanks to Richard McDonald)
  • The New Jersey Devils will host WWE Night at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ for their game with the  Edmonton Oilers on 11/9. There will be WWE talent at the game.
  • Squared Circle Sirens reported that Madison Rayne has been training at the Performance Center. She is no longer with TNA as she was one of those let go due to cutbacks.
  • 2K today announced that "WWE 2K18, the newest addition to the flagship WWE video game franchise, is now available worldwide to Early Access customers for the PlayStation® computer entertainment system and Xbox One. WWE 2K18 delivers an unrivaled combination of authenticity, realism and action-packed gameplay in a simulation-based WWE video game experience, including the largest roster of WWE and NXT® Superstars in franchise history; extensive new options in Creation Suite and Universe Mode; the choice to be a Company Man or Fan Favorite in MyCAREER Mode; the franchise debut of Road to Glory Mode; as well as a host of substantial gameplay additions and enhancements."


  • Jesse Taylor has been officially suspended for one year for an 8/22 out of competition positive test for Clomiphene. He will be eligible to return on September 13, 2018.


  • House of Hardcore announced a WrestleMania week show on the Saturday before at The Sugar Mill.
  • Tony Mamaluke and Frightmare have been added to the 10/22 Welterweight Wrestling 2 show on iPPV from Cleveland. Matches announced are Ace Perry vs. Gory, Anthony Henry vs. Jason Kincaid and Gavin Glass vs. Sonny Kiss.
  • H20 Blood Money on 10/20 in Williamstown, NJ at the Old Time Wrestling Arena featuring Shane Doug
  • Big Time Wrestling on 11/3 in Daytona Beach, FL with Kevin Nash, Tommy Dreamer, Flex Armstrong, Hurricane Helms, The Patriot, Amber Nova and Devon Dudley's twin sons.
  • SCW tonight in Iowa City, IA at the Wildwood Smokehouse and Saloon features former Iowa football player Steve Manders vs. Joe Acer.
  • CWE on 11/30 in Stony Mountain, Manitoba at the Rec Center.
  • The Warlord and Tony Atlas will appear for CWE on 11/24 in Winnipeg at Rookie's Sports Bar.
  • AV Club talks to Joe Koff of ROH.
  • Kevin Sullivan has a three-hour seminar tomorow in Waynesboro, VA. The price is $50 and limited to the first 25 people.
  • Matt Cross won the IWA heavyweight title on a show earlier today in Sydney, Australia in the company's final show of 2017. (thanks to Angus Bray)
  • Dynamo Pro Wrestling on 10/28 in St. Louis at the Concordia-Turners Gym in St. Louis on 10/29 at Four Hands Stadium at the Four Hands Brewery in St. Louis.
  • Underground Wrestling on Saturday in Akron, OH at 4 p.m. at Lock 3 Park.
  • NFC tonight at Center Stage in Atlanta for a 14-fight MMA show headlined by Joe Elmore vs. Brandon Longano and Josh Blyden vs. Lawson McClure. Evander Holyfield will be attending the show.
  • Glory has a big show from Guangzhou, China which will air from 6 a.m. Eastern time Saturday morning until 9 a.m. on UFC Fight Pass for free. Then at 9 a.m. Eastern time the remainder of the show will move to ESPN 3.  Rico Verhoeven, the best heavyweight kickboxer in the world, is to face Antonio Silva, who has never had a kickboxing match and has been knocked out far too many times of late in MMA fights.
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